What is Desktop Virtualization?
Desktop Virtualization is the term given to any technology that separates an operating system (OS) and the apps from the devices used to access it. The term covers a multitude of technologies, including Remote Desktop Services (RDS – formerly Terminal Services) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
Desktop Virtualization solutions enable users to access their desktops and their apps regardless of where they are, their OS and the type of device they’re using. This is because users are accessing software and data that’s not actually stored or installed on their computer, rather on a centrally-located server. The user’s device only serves as a window to ‘see into’ and access the virtual desktop, and to interact with it using the local peripherals (i.e. keyboard, mouse and screen).
Supported Citrix technologies
As the world-leaders in desktop virtualization, we’ve integrated with both XenApp and XenDesktop to help you transform your employees’ IT experience and mobility alongside a secure and scalable computing environment, that simplifies both VDI and non-VDI deployment needs.
Citrix Virtual Apps (Formerly XenApp)
Publish apps to a central server for access on any device, including iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.
Citrix Virtual Desktops (Formerly XenDesktop)
Citrix's flagship VDI solution enables IT to deliver personalized virtual desktops to any user, anywhere.